St. Charles – Big Muddy Speaker Series
The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.
St. Charles was founded because of its location on the Missouri River. Today we are lucky to have so many experts willing to share their knowledge with us about this amazing river, its floodplain and the nature and history that surrounds it. We’re trying to keep the topics varied and interesting, but if you have an interest in the Missouri River, we think you’re going to love these.
Greenway Network is the lead organizer of the Big Muddy Speaker Series in St. Charles, with help from partners Big Muddy Adventures and Missouri River Relief.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Cleaning up the Weldon Spring Site
Presentation by Yvonne Deyo and Kevin McCarthy, Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center Chemical and radioactive contamination at the Weldon Spring Site led to a major environmental cleanup effort starting in 1986. Yyvone Deyo and Kevin McCarthy will share the story of the Weldon Spring Site’s complicated past and cleanup, describe the long-term surveillance and maintenance program, and future plans for providing educational resources to the surrounding community.
- Greenway Network
- Missouri River Relief
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Big Muddy Adventures
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
- Big A’s Restaurant
Special thanks to Big A’s Restaurant for giving us the opportunity to use their great restaurant for our series. Please support this great local business!
Free Canoe Trip!
In Spring, Summer and Fall, Big Muddy Adventures offers a free canoe trip on the Missouri River right before the presentation. Trips generally start at 4:30 and are dependent on weather and river conditions. Check the monthly presentation page for details and changes.